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Chiesa di Santa Chiara

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Address: Piazzetta Vittorio Emanuele II, 73100, Lecce, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0832 241915‎
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one of many lovely baroque churches in Lecce. one must be aware that some of the churches close midday and reopen in the late afternoon

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
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Oyster Bay, New York
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Oyster Bay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

one of many lovely baroque churches in Lecce. one must be aware that some of the churches close midday and reopen in the late afternoon

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This is the first church we went into in Lecce and therefore hadn't succumbed to "chiesa overload" which you can tend to get after you have drifted into another of the 26-or-so churches in Lecce! Really lovely church near to the centre and definitely worth a visit.

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Brussels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This church is nice such as the other churches in Lecce. The characteristic of this church is that the upper part of the facade is missing. I think has been damaged and just fallen in the past.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Has one alcove with the Lady of the stars , and has real candles to burn , very sweet , church had beautiful detail , just walked in didn't know what to expect

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Of all the churches I visited this was my favourite. The interior is surprisingly bright given the dark wooden ceiling. A beautiful altar with some lovely pictures in the individual chapels. Worth a visit on a walking tour around Lecce. Personally, I think this church is more worthy of a visit than Santa Croce.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A very beautiful church. Next to it is a big hotel , and it looks as though they have a restaurant. We just walked by and the piazza was wide and impressive.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Rather unusual, this baroque church has a single octagonal nave - a more intimate setting than the wide other baroque churches in Lecce. Look at the ceiling - it's papier-maché. Worth a stop once you are in the downtown centre.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

One of my favourites. I was right next to our B&B so the first one we visited. It's small but lovely inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

This little church was surprisingly ornate inside. The art and architecture are beautiful.

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